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Netflix to get into the toy business

Netflix is plotting a move into the toy business. The world’s largest paid video service is looking to hire an executive to oversee the licensing of shows for books, comics and toys, and forge partnerships with retailers

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Google weighing up bid for Twitter

Google is working with a financial adviser to consider a potential bid for Twitter, as the social media company continues to explore a sale, according to a person familiar with the arrangement. In tapping Lazard, Google hasn’t indicated it will definitely

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Twitter to be acquired by … Walt Disney?

Walt Disney Co is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter, according to people familiar with the matter. After receiving interest in discussing a deal, Twitter has started a process to evaluate a potential

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Hollywood faces Internet piracy nightmare

Hollywood has broken two very different records this holiday season. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first movie to reach US$1bn in gross sales in just 12 days. This beats the previous record set by Jurassic World, which had the added benefit

James Francis
Disney strikes back

Ah, the good old days. Those lovely summer afternoons where one could scoff at George Lucas and the merchandising monstrosity he turned Star Wars into. I might as well be blunt about this: much as I like the Star Wars films and

Andy Marken
Old Hollywood battles the tech upstarts

As long as you don’t think about it too hard, today’s entertainment is great. Think just a little and it’s actually amazing — you can watch it in a theatre; on your television set (old-fashioned pay TV or “over the top” on the Internet); and on your computer, tablet and smartphone